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North Sandwich, New Hampshire Map

7/27/2018...FYI if you are looking to hike this trail, we tried today and the "stream" crossing was a gushing river and we weren't willing to attempt its crossing. Dog tried and almost washed away. Great disappointment. Walked back and attempted Drake's Brook Trail and ran into the same problem. Moral, don't attempt this hike during or right after a wet spell!

Tons of fun for a minimum moderate experience

First start to 2018 hiking. This trail was a beautiful hike. there was great view points some i didn't get to mark on the recording, but i did get pictures! The terrain of this hike had many rooted trails following rock trails that you had you physically climbed over.Elevation gain was high in the first mile or so then tapered off for .3 of a mile then it would jump back up. This hike i would not recommend to newer hikers yes it is part of the 52 with a view in NH, but keep in mind its the highest in elevation on the list. Give it a shot its worth the views!!! Look at the picture i took.

Steep. The inclines are very steep and covered with ice.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

friend and I hiked up to a area that was on the east side. The pond crystal clear water and beautiful views last weekend in April.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

What a great hike! I'm still feeling it in my knees today. The first 1.25 miles or so are very steep, with an elevation gain of about 2000 feet. From there it's pretty easy until you get about 1/2 mile from the summit, where it gets steep again. The trail is pretty narrow, with lots of rocks and roots to slip on and trip over. The trail could be marked better, most of the blazes I saw were pretty faded.

The summit is really anticlimactic given the effort to reach it, but you do have a good view of the eastern end of Waterville Valley and Mt. Tripyramid. There are also a couple ledges on the way that offer good views, though obviously from lower elevations. If you're not too tired I recommend taking the steep 0.2 mile trail to ~3460' Jennings Peak, with its great views to the west.

I took Sandwich Mountain Trail both ways, but according to the map the Drakes Brook Trail looks to be relatively moderate until about 1/2 mile from the summit. Maybe I'll take that trail if I hike the mountain again.

All in all a great hike, challenging and physically punishing for this out of shape 48 year old guy.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This trail is 9.2mi out and back not the 7.9 as advertised. The trail has had no maintenance in at least 5 years by the looks of it. Yellow blazes run out around 2 miles so you need to pay attention to stay on trail. Lots of trees across the trail and brush growing into the trail with a lot of loose debris. The view of the lakes from the top is awesome. Most of the elevation gain is in the last mile of the hike.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This was very different than expected. It wasn't very well marked so we went off trail and added nearly 4 miles to what would have been 9.2, not 7.9. Ended up with 13 miles at the end of our trip.

I wouldn't consider this a moderate trail as it's not well marked or well maintained. You end up doing a lot of bush whacking and following a gps to make sure you stay in the right direction.

There are a few false peaks. We went to the top, walked in circles trying to find the true top, and decided not to continue getting lost. However the view is spectacular at the top!

A difficult trail and not recommended for people looking for a moderate day hike. It's a beast of a mountain. It will test every part of you and make you truly appreciate the beer and food at home in the end.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Great winter hike, we got a neat perspective from Jennings even with the clouds. Very steep terrain but we managed with microspikes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

01/16/17 This trail was less traveled for sure, it brings you up onto a ridge for a ways but then goes down into the valley and brings you to a wide brook, crossing this in the Winter is very dangerous, myself I turned around, the water was deep and moving at a good rate, snow bridges are hollow underneath with running water also, it was about 3ft deep or better and wide, I'll go back in the Summer

Monday, November 21, 2016

An overnight to the shelter by the pond is awesome

Monday, August 29, 2016

nice hike lots of swimming holes if you want to take a dip along the Bennett street trail, plenty of camping sites close to the shelter.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Not a great view. Nice places to camp! A little intense for young kids.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mt son and I bikepacked from Sandwich notch Rd, had a great ride up,a lot of stream crossings, mud, and fun. spent the night at the shelter,beautiful pond,scenery highly recommend this outing

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Easy walk but def the feel of a hike until the river. I just walked a bit of this to test out some new boots and scope out its potential. Turn off onto Intervale Road, follow the signs and within 2 minutes there's an ample parking lot and an easy walk on an old logging road to an incredible view of sparkling waters, beaver dams and marshland backed by mountains. My brother caught a trout there. But turn to the right and follow McGrillis up the trail for about 45 mins I think - the trail is peaceful and idyllic following a ridge from which you can hear the river. Keep walking, the trail dips down a hill and you are at a most beautiful mouton river with giant pools and c-c-c-cooooold water in late July. I'd go there again and hit the whole trail to Mt Whiteface for sure. Dog LOVED the run and was glad for the water. Do not go to that creamery down the main road. It's a 5(?) mile endless slog on crappy dirt roads for bad ice cream and their cheese was *blech*.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This is a great trail, be prepared to cross several brooks. You can go up and come back down in one day but you might want to start early.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Today was a humid day and it has been raining on and off for a week before this hike and the trails were showing it. Slippery rocks, roots and it looks like it does not get much sun on this trail. I won't be going on this trail again, not much for views and lots of moss on the rocks. The pictures I took was from Jenning peak, which is on the way to Sandwich Dome. Sandwich Dome peak was disappointing, narrow views and not much room for hikers (4 comfortably).

Monday, August 28, 2017

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